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Creating hollow objects


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:-D why do I have the impression this tutorial targets my ~2900€ object...

But true. Hollowing a piece can lead to dramatic economies... (like 900€)...

One of the cons about hollowing object is, of course that the poly number can double if you use the above method.

Using a polys decimation algorithm on the "inside" part can be wise... (even if it end up ugly, it's inside...)
#1 aws357 on 2008-10-13 10:51 (Reply)
Hey aws375.

yeah, your object sparked that triain of thought ;-) I'll add the comment on reducing the number of polys on the inside, thanks!

#2 Bart Veldhuizen on 2008-10-13 11:01 (Reply)
A nice thing that you can do in 3d studio max is use the measure option in the farthest right tab menue in the editing sidebar. this calculates volume in the current units that 3d studio max is set to. It also calculates the center of gravity/mass, which can help for the models that need to be able to stand(also can use reactor to do physics calculation for it).
#3 Ethan Parker on 2008-10-15 13:19 (Reply)

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